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January 2014 Issue
Tourism Talk
 
Happy New Year!

It's the time of year that everyone makes New Year's resolutions to improve their personal well being.  Maybe it's going to the gym, maybe it's saving more money, maybe it is opening a business, or maybe it's volunteering your time.  What is your personal goal?
 
The city is very busy with 2014 WRLA Prairie Showcase (January 22 - 24), the Canada Cup III & Canadian Junior Long Track Speed Skating Championship  (January 24 - 27), and WinterShines (January  25 - February 2).  Just giving you a heads up that accommodations are filling up quickly. Restaurants will also be reaping the rewards of visitors to the city.
 
Remember when booking a hotel in the city to ask for the Saskatoon Experience Pass.
 
 
Yours in tourism,  

  


Debbie Aldous-Ibbitson
Visitor Services Coordinator 


"Tourism Saskatoon is very pleased and excited to announce a new program that encourages environmental sustainability amongst our membership. The Green Stem program invites all Tourism Saskatoon members to sign a pledge committing to becoming a leader in environmental stewardship by deliberately making decisions that contribute to a sustainable Saskatoon.

 

Watch your inbox later this month to receive the official announcement regarding the program, including a link to the program's new website where you can learn more about how your organization can get involved. Together, we can make Saskatoon a 'greener' destination for our valued visitors."

 

For more information contact Amy Stewart-Nunn at astewart-nunn@tourismsaskatoon.com or 306-931-7572.

 

Pickup the 2014 Saskatoon Experience Guides and Mini maps now!

 

Contact Debbie Aldous-Ibbitson at daldous@tourismsaskatoon.com or phone

306-242-1206 to make arrangements for pickup.

New website login information for members:  

 

There is some new functionality on our member login section of our website.   Members can request their user name and password from the Tourism Saskatoon office.  Some of the new functionality includes:

  • Updating your listing on our website - changing images and logos associated with it
  • Adding new contacts and updating contact information for your organization
  • Adding Coupons to your listing - coupons for your business can be uploaded and included with your listing (you can track how many hits you get on your coupon)
  • Adding information in regards to your Amenities for Accommodation, Restaurant and Meeting Facilities

 For questions in regards to any of these new functionalities or to get your username and password contact Paula Lichtenwald at plichtenwald@tourismsaskatoon.com or Debbie Aldous-Ibbitson at daldous@tourismsaskatoon.com.

 

Festivals and Events - Post yourself

There is no need to log in any longer to post events onto our website and event listing.  Members can simply go onto tourimsaskatoon.com under festivals and events and submit event.  Images can be uploaded through the event submission form to go along with your event. 

 

Reminder
Nominations now open for the
Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence
 -  deadline January 31, 2014
 

The Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence honour businesses, organizations and individuals who go "above and beyond" to provide exceptional service and experiences. Awards are presented in 15 categories that acknowledge superior quality in marketing, service, business practices, human resource development and other areas.  

   

Nominate today for the 2013 calendar year. Writing assistance is available for those who would like help with their nomination forms. Please contact your local Tourism Saskatchewan Field Representative to arrange for this assistance.

Visit www.industrymatters.com for all Nomination Forms. 

 

The 25th Annual Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence Gala will be held in Saskatoon at TCU Place on April 10, 2014. 

 

For further information on the nomination process, please contact your local Tourism Saskatchewan Field Representative, or Nancy Hubenig, Manager of Events, at awards@sasktourism.com.

 

Thanks for reading!
-Debbie
Tourism Saskatoon
#101-202 4th Avenue North
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0K1
P: 306.202.1206
E: daldous@tourismsaskatoon.com

In This Issue
January /February 
Events

For a full listing of events during the months,
click here!




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